Etymology
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superstar (n.)

also super-star, by 1919 in the entertainment sense in reference to vaudevillian Gertrude Hoffmann (1883-1966), "the world's greatest show-woman;" by 1920 in sports (Babe Ruth), from super- + star (n.). It also was used around the same time by astronomers for exceptionally large stars.

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Definitions of superstar

superstar (n.)
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;
Synonyms: ace / adept / champion / sensation / maven / mavin / virtuoso / genius / hotshot / star / whiz / whizz / wizard / wiz
From wordnet.princeton.edu